Sport goes in search of fear to dominate it, of effort to triumph and of difficulty to overcome it.
Pierre de Coubertin
Global Thinking Foundation (GLT) was born with the mission of promoting financial education, addressing mainly women and vulnerable groups of our society. The Foundation’s commitment is aimed at supporting a culture of conscious savings and the value of money for the economic sustainability of families and economic growth, supporting the global objectives of Agenda 2030 including Goal 8.
In 2019 Global Thinking Foundation began sponsoring two sport teams, different from each other but equal in spirit and in the mission to spread healthy and responsible economic behaviour through the universal values of Sport and teamwork. This sharing of values gives rise to new opportunities for social inclusion:
#TeamBuilding and Team Spirit
#Diversity and Integration
# Tolerance and Inclusion
# Respect for rules and personal discipline
# Social commitment and collaboration
# Responsibility in one’s role and towards others
#Resilience and mutual help
to contribute to the development and realization of the person without distinction of age, sex, origins, beliefs and opinions, because Sport is a unique opportunity for action and reflection and to transform our societies guaranteeing a peaceful and supportive future to new generations.
The history of Carpe Diem Calolzio begins in 1985 when some friends decided to build a brand-new sport club. The new basketball sport club has been called “Carpe diem” (which means, precisely, “seize the day”), quoting a verse by the latin poet Horace. Since then, the company has always tried to “seize the day”, while at the same time caring for the future, founding a solid youth sector and animating the BluCeleste Project, aimed at optimizing the basketball resources throughout the Lecco area in the north of Italy.
Carpe diem is affiliated with the Federazione Italiana Pallacanestro- Italian Basketball Federation, with a youth sector and a first team that in 2013 won the Regional C championship.
Maxibasket Donne Milano is a project born almost like a game in February 2018, which immediately had an unexpected success and from which a real senior women’s basketball team born.
The team aims to allow former basketball players, aged between 40 and 58, to train continuously, play matches and participate in tournaments at national and international level with teams of the same age. The team trains once a week under the guidance of two highly experienced coaches: a head coach and an athletic trainer. The colours of the uniform, red and white, recall the colours of the Milan coat of arms. The athletes actively participate in the Women Squared financial education courses to fully embrace the spirit of the Foundation.
ASD SALENTO WOMEN SOCCER (SWS) was born in October 2000. It has been a reality deeply rooted in the Salento area for 18 years, made up of a group of girls of all ages, ages 10 and up. In the past years, the ASD SALENTO WOMEN SOCCER has participated in the national championship of series A2 and won the regional women’s football championship for 2 consecutive years and also the Puglia Cup, which for years has played in the national championship of series B.
In December 2019 Women Lecce was born from the marriage with the men’s Serie A team U.S. Lecce and participated in the Serie C, Under 17, Under 15 and Under 12 championships. The team is guided by Coach Vera Indino, who in 2012 obtained the Uefa B coaching license. She has been the coach since 2016, after having played football for 25 years. With the athletes, through webinars and meetings, the themes of the Immaginiamo Sostenibile Project are discussed, creating opportunities for debate on sustainability and civic education.
WATCH THE VIDEO: GLT Foundation & Women Lecce Calcio for the 2020 International Day of the Girl Child11 October